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Friday, March 14th, 2014

The Surveillance Debate – Shaken But Not Stirred

James Bond girls are not cast for their bravery, as the size of their bikini seems to be more vital, but M (or rather Dame Judi Dench) is seen an example of a tough female character, admired for her courage and unflinching nature in the face of the most vicious of enemies. Our very own

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Young People Are More Political Than Ever, Its Politics They Have a Problem With

What to do about the yoof problem in politics? Every week another worrying statistic, another urgent initiative. According to the Hansard Society only 12% of young people plan to vote at the General Election. In response, Bite...

Monday, November 16th, 1998

Linux proves itself a worthy opponent to Windows giant: Many IT suppliers will readily support an alternative to Microsoft’s hegemony

A FEW days ago a large US retailer confirmed that it will use a Linux-based solution for its new retail systems in more than 100 stores. Jay Jacobs, a men’s and women’s clothing chain, has officially announced...

Monday, November 2nd, 1998

The wrong answer for Rover: The CBI does not represent the real growth engine of the economy – the IT industry

ROVER, ONCE the pride of the British car industry, is in trouble again. Despite having sold out to BMW, the anticipated economic miracle did not happen. Rover remains as uncompetitive as it was before the sale to...

Monday, October 19th, 1998

The tragedy of interactive fun: Slightly baffled geeks in jeans were given the full celebrity treatment by Bafta

THE ARRIVAL of autumn weather signals the awards season in the computer industry. The new entrant to the usual round of Very Useful but Rather Boring database awards is the “New Media Oscar”, otherwise known as the...

Monday, September 21st, 1998

The things Janet won’t tell you: Is this techno-driven censorship our vision of academic cyberspace?

The art of censorship is sometimes practised by the most unlikely authorities. Recently, a student at a prestigious British university put up a home page on Janet (Joint Academic Network) promoting the Kurdish Freedom Movement. This didn’t...

Monday, September 7th, 1998

Let a foodbot cut the toxins from your trolley: The ability to process complex information will drive the survival of the fittest

LIKE MANY of the unfortunates who live outside the delivery area for Tesco’s online supermarket, I still have to buy my groceries the old- fashioned way. The new EC legislation on labelling for all genetically modified foods...

Monday, August 24th, 1998

Women reap rewards but prospects look grim: Silicon Goddesses have one thing in common – someone inspired them at a very young age to learn to love maths

ONE OF the best parties of the summer season in Silicon Valley must be the annual knees-up of the Women in Technology Association, where beautiful Pamela Anderson lookalikes get together to celebrate their love for technology and...

Monday, August 10th, 1998

The sites you can’t see at university: The decision to block international Web sites shows a strangely muddled IT strategy in our universities

BEING A STUDENT is hard work, but at least you get free Internet access. Right? Wrong. As of last Monday, many UK universities implemented the mass blocking of the international Web sites, claiming that students’ quests for...

Monday, July 27th, 1998

Network: Is your mobile giving you a real ear-bashing?

ON A recent visit to Cambridge, I bumped into a famous academic friend who was marching purposefully down the street, talking loudly to himself. A psychologist, Peter has always been considered somewhat eccentric. However, talking to oneself...

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